Ever have students that come into class and ask, “why do I need to pay attention? I can just read the book and learn this myself.” This lab is for them. In particular, I teach gifted and talented students and they need this message more than almost anyone!
For me, as well, I use songs, dance moves, and crazy simulations to teach the standards, sometimes students question these methods, this is my way of scientifically proving that my methodology is most effective and that students can’t learn best on their own. It shows my students: listen to me, I am an expert at teaching you information!
For this lab, you will get students to memorize images from a powerpoint using different teaching strategies. First, they will try to teach themselves and then you will lead them through a guided approach with a different set of pictures.
I have done this lab dozens of times successfully with third graders, fifth graders, and seventh graders! Just adjust your teaching technique slightly to make it your own!
-Powerpoint with pictures
-Lab Sheets (Reviewing or Practicing the Scientific Method)